Prospective Team Member Guide

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  • LeonardoLeonardo Wake up and smell the glaciers Eagle River, Alaska
    edited April 2009
    Rayray, welcome to Team 93! Folding@Home is not always easy to set up and run, so if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask for help.
  • rayrayrayray Phoenix, Az
    edited April 2009
    This seems like fun! I havn't been doing anything with those cores while I was at work all day :D

    I'm running the Xeon SMP OSX console version and its pretty easy :]
  • djmonstadjmonsta London, UK
    edited July 2009
    Hey guys. I joined, but my question is, i have 2 rigs and 1 laptop, if i install on all will i be able to use the same username (djmonsta btw...)?
  • SnarkasmSnarkasm Madison, WI
    edited July 2009
    Yes. In fact, you should - that way all your points go to the same account.
  • SoulEvolutionSoulEvolution Toronto
    edited September 2009
    can someone please tell me what exactly i would require to do this, and what it is exactly? so far i love this site (im a newbie) and i would like to return the favor, but i have no idea what folding is :D
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited September 2009
    http://icrontic.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3 That is a good place to start, http://icrontic.com/articles/folding-with-gpu2 that is about the GPU2 client.

    Folding at Home, F@h, is a distributive computing project run by Stanford to help understand why some proteins fold certain ways and others fold incorrectly. Proteins folding incorrectly can cause serious illnesses and diseases. Also, the program is researching causes for some cancers and other serious abnormalities that are occurring as people live longer. The program works by you downloading a small program and running it, it uses the spare idle clock cycles/time of your CPU or GPU to do the work that massive server farms used to do.
  • F-SteinF-Stein Canada.
    edited September 2009
    I'm now folding for you guys!
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas
    edited September 2009
    sweet welcome aboard.
  • F-SteinF-Stein Canada.
    edited September 2009
    Thanks! I really like the idea of the project, and what with the fact that I never turn this hunk of metal off.. I should be contributing a fair deal.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited September 2009
    AWESOME, Stein!!! Every point brings us closer to cures. :D
  • lunchb0xlunchb0x Lansing, MI
    edited September 2009
    I've actually been folding for a while, and thanks to my PS3 ardichoke says I've hit the top 300.
  • edited September 2009
    Meanwhile I have just cracked the top 400 of team 93, and I've been folding for at least twice as long as lunchb0x. Stupid PS3 cranks out a crapton of PPD.
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited September 2009
    Welcome to the new folders! Great to have you!

    -Bobby
  • KetherKether Topanga Ca
    edited January 2010
    That's exactly what we've been saying: Why WOULDN'T you fold? :D

    Thanks for stopping in! :mullet:

    My computers excess time is already dedicated to SETI for searching space.
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited January 2010
    The joke I often throw out there "Unless ET flies down with a cure to cancer, I'll stick to F@H."

    But to each his own.
  • Dead_FrozenDead_Frozen Tilton New Hampshire
    edited May 2010
    This sounds like a great thing, guys. As soon as I upgrade my computer from windows 2003 to windows 7, which will be in about a month, I'll be sure to join up.
  • sgoldmansgoldman Baltimore
    edited May 2010
    Can you use the same folding user name on multiple systems?
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited May 2010
    sgoldman wrote:
    Can you use the same folding user name on multiple systems?

    Yes, That is exactly what you should do if you want all your points to be on the same account.

    -Bobby
  • sgoldmansgoldman Baltimore
    edited May 2010
    What do I do if I can't find my name listed in the sig generator?
  • QCHQCH Ancient Guru Chicago Area - USA
    edited May 2010
    It takes a few WU's to be turned in before your user name will show up.
  • sgoldmansgoldman Baltimore
    edited May 2010
    I have 5 so far. Only been at it for a day though. I guess I'll give it a little while longer.
  • fishmongerlfishmongerl Texas
    edited August 2010
    Hey guys _K got me to fold, I don't know that much about it, but he encouraged me to fold.
  • fishmongerlfishmongerl Texas
    edited August 2010
    I was wondering if someone can tell me the basics about folding. BTW: this is fish
  • BobbyDigiBobbyDigi ? R U #Hats ! TX
    edited August 2010
    Fish! Welcome to team 93. Read post one of this thread for a general idea of who/what/why folding@home.

    :rockon:

    -Digi
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited August 2010
    Hey Fish :) Welcome to the team!
  • fishmongerlfishmongerl Texas
    edited August 2010
    OH i really want to fold but my dad deleted it from my computer
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA
    edited August 2010
    You should explain to/show him that the folding executables will not slow down the computer and that every little bit helps (see the page on folding@home where they talk about the research papers that have been published as a result of this)
  • The-SteamstressThe-Steamstress Livonia, MI
    edited January 2011
    Is this strictly a PC thing?
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI
    edited January 2011
    No, there are clients for Mac, PlayStation 3, and Linux.
  • MalpercioMalpercio Greater St. Louis Area
    edited January 2011
    Quick question, I'm considering folding, but I'm on limited bandwidth, I figure the F@H probably doesn't use too much bandwidth, but I'd rather be safe than sorry. So what kind of bandwidth does it use?

    Also, is there a command-line version? If so, I may as well slap this on my VPS box too, as long as it doesn't use too much memory, I don't have much of that to spare.
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